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Learn how to empower students to improve technology use in their own schools! These resources are based on lessons learned in our years of working with K-12 schools around the world building successful student-centered, student-led technology programs.
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GenYES & TechYES have been successfully implemented in hundreds of schools around the world. These classes impact students, teachers, and the climate of the school in a positive, powerful way.
[GenYES] helped me become more comfortable working with technology because I feel confident my GenYES students can help me out when I'm in trouble.
I am amazed at what the potential some of our students had and was hidden! Not only do they love doing this, but they love helping others as well. My noon-time lab is now full every day! Several other teachers are requiring projects and we are able to combine our needs and the kids love talking about their ideas with each of their teachers. I think they feel they know they can do it and know how to get help. I love this.
GenYES has been around for a long time, but for Shadow Mountain High School it started in 2008. In our first year we started as a club, meeting several afternoons after school and at lunch. Seven kids, comprised of mostly Freshman and a few Juniors became the pioneers of our program.Source
GenYES students at Shadow Mountain High School have collaborated with Google executives and demonstrated "Innovation Projects" at a STEM conference. They have participated in an Apple Education Leadership Summit with CIO's, CEO's, and presidents from over fifty universities across the nation and co-presented at the National Education and Technology Conference with Apple. In 2011 and 2012, they presented at Microcomputers in Education. GenYES students developed their own Career & Technology Student Organization (CTSO) with impressive results and in 2013, they won state and competed at the National SkillsUSA Convention in Kansas.Read more about SMHS
After TechYES, 50% of teachers rated themselves Experts at teaching technology. 37% were Good, 16% were Average, and 17% were still beginners.
84% of TechYES students improved their academic and interpersonal skills through TechYES.